Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The mission of College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to educate the health care providers of today and leaders of tomorrow through the provision of excellent educational programs in the professions of nursing and the health sciences. The College identifies, attracts, and graduate students of high potential, especially those from groups who have been historically under represented in Texas health care. This mission is enhanced through faculty contribu...

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The mission of College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to educate the health care providers of today and leaders of tomorrow through the provision of excellent educational programs in the professions of nursing and the health sciences. The College identifies, attracts, and graduate students of high potential, especially those from groups who have been historically under represented in Texas health care. This mission is enhanced through faculty contributions to community service, leadership, practice, and research. These responsibilities are fostered within an interdisciplinary college by promoting a sense of community and caring, through a system of shared governance.

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6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 361-825-5700
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  • New Professorship in Nursing Honors Dr. Eve Layman

    Posted Dec 17, 2015 by James Bone

    New Professorship in Nursing Honors Dr. Eve Layman

    Video News Release (including b-roll and interviews): Layman Professorship VNR - YouTube
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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A new endowed professorship in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences honors Dr. Eve Layman who is retiring after 14 years at Texas A&M University-Corpu...

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    New Professorship in Nursing Honors Dr. Eve Layman

    Video News Release (including b-roll and interviews): Layman Professorship VNR - YouTube
    Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80429...

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A new endowed professorship in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences honors Dr. Eve Layman who is retiring after 14 years at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

    The first such professorship in nursing will support a faculty member with a focus on research.

    A $100,000 gift from Janet Tysinger establishes the Dr. Eve Layman Professor of Nursing. Tysinger also provided an additional gift to fund the first year of the award.

    “The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is at a very exciting phase of their development as they prepare in 2016 to welcome their first class of students into the Doctor of Nursing Practice program,” Tysinger said. “We hope that this endowed professorship will help the college to recruit and retain faculty with strong research backgrounds who – through their research – will provide students with learning experiences that they can apply in their practice.”

    The recipient of the Dr. Eve Layman Professor of Nursing will demonstrate a sustained record of health services or nursing research with continued contributions, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals, professional presentations and recognition by peers as a leader.

    Endowments such as this are gifts held in perpetuity and invested to provide a stable funding source. The gifts are placed in a fund and a portion of the income earned from that funding is in turn invested as set out by the donor.

    “Dedicated professorships help us honor the best faculty members and ensure that essential topics such as nursing research receive the appropriate focus,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of A&M-Corpus Christi. “We are proud of Dr. Layman’s service, and honored to be able to extend her legacy with this professorship.”

    Layman, the Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, joined the faculty in 2001, and has focused on the development of nurse leaders and research of nursing workforce issues. She was instrumental in advancing the distance learning practices and in creating the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

    “Effective nursing and health care is developed through rigorous research,” Layman said. “Nurse scholars working in academic institutions are responsible for conducting relevant scientific investigations that build nursing practice.”

    Layman said the professorship will support the efforts of TAMU-CC nursing faculty, which is well-prepared to lead the search for innovative nursing care.

    “Dr. Layman has been essential to the success of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “And with this professorship, her legacy of leadership will continue to support faculty in the critical field of nursing research.”

    About Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Offering more than 80 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as the premier, urban doctoral-granting institution in South Texas, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes and more than 20 research centers and labs. Discover your island at http://www.tamucc.edu/.

    About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences brings the complex world of healthcare to the forefront of education through the delivery of innovative online and on-campus programs. Students experience challenging healthcare situations in safe, state-of-the art simulated environments supported by expert faculty. Multiple programs are offered to meet the educational needs of students from all walks of life. The White House-recognized eLine Military Program, and the College’s online programs, spotlighted by U.S. News & World Report, streamline the education path for non-traditional students.

    -A&M-Corpus Christi-

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  • Island University Celebrates National Nurses Week with a New Mural

    Posted Apr 27, 2015 by James Bone

    Island University Celebrates National Nurses Week with a New Mural Reflecting the History and Evolution of Nursing Education

    Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80429...

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The history and evolution of nursing education in South Texas are represented in a new mural that will soon be on display in Island Hall.

    In a celebration for National...

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    Island University Celebrates National Nurses Week with a New Mural Reflecting the History and Evolution of Nursing Education

    Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80429...

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The history and evolution of nursing education in South Texas are represented in a new mural that will soon be on display in Island Hall.

    In a celebration for National Nurses Week, which begins on Wednesday, May 6, community members and leaders of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, will unveil the mural “Carrying the Torch,” by artist Arnold Gonzales, with a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

    “We are proud to recognize the past, present, and future of nursing in our area on a day that celebrates nurses’ contributions across the nation,” said Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Nurses of today are scientists, researchers, and caring knowledge workers. And we are honored to recognize former nurses who have already made a significant impact locally, and our students who are sure to do the same as they enter the profession.”

    This year’s Nurses Week theme, “Ethical Practice. Quality Care,” recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession.

    That theme is evident in the mural and the lives of those it features.

    The mural honors visionary nurses from the community for their dedication to the advancement of the nursing profession and nursing education in the Coastal Bend throughout the last eight decades.

    The mural also features a depiction of Florence Nightingale, a nurse, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing, whose light shines over the mural.

    “Artist Arnold Gonzales has created a work of art for our campus that will help us and those who follow in the footsteps of these women to remember and to be inspired by their dedication,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. “We appreciate the talent and enthusiasm he brought to this project and look forward to ‘Carrying the Torch’ igniting and illuminating the path to nursing education for future generations.”

    The mural was first unveiled April 9 in a special reception at the Art Museum of South Texas.

    The 7.5-foot-tall, 12-foot-wide mural features 10 women, including:

    Dean Emeritus Ruth Bakke, Founder of the School of Nursing, Texas A&I University-Corpus Christi, now Texas A&M-Corpus Christi;
    Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton, Dean and Founder of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, TAMU-CC;
    Dr. Bunny Forgoine, Associate Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, TAMU-CC;
    Sister Christiana Bolle, Director of Spohn’s Dougherty School of Nursing;
    Sister Kathleen Coughlin, President of the Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi; and
    Melinda Gonzales, Coordinator for Health Services at Corpus Christi Independent School District.
    About Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Offering more than 80 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as a premier doctoral-granting institution, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes, and 13 research centers and labs. Discover your island at http://www.tamucc.edu/.

    About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences brings the complex world of healthcare to the forefront of education through the delivery of innovative online and on-campus programs. Students experience challenging healthcare situations in safe, state-of-the art simulated environments supported by expert faculty. Multiple programs are offered to meet the educational needs of students from all walks of life. The White House-recognized eLine Military Program, and the College’s online programs, spotlighted by U.S. News & World Report, streamline the education path for non-traditional students.

    -A&M-Corpus Christi-

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  • Student Tips: Build Your Network Before You Graduate!

    Posted Mar 20, 2015 by James Bone

    Getting ready to graduate? You never know when you may need to reach out to your extended network to find that perfect job! Nurses Lounge lets you maintain professional relationships with classmates, colleagues, and professors! You can even exchange professional recommendations!

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